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Political leaders criticised as Leeds trolleybus hits brick wall

The Government’s decision to scrap the trolleybus network in Leeds led to media criticism of many of the local political figures involved in developing the scheme

27 May 2016
The proposed route of the now defunct trolleybus
The proposed route of the now defunct trolleybus

 

The Government's decision to axe the Leeds trolleybus scheme (LTT 13 May) attracted a large amount of coverage in the local media, very little of which could be called positive for Leeds’ decision-makers. For example, after acknowledging that “ministers had little choice” in making this decision, The Yorkshire Post on 12 May said, “This… is the culmination of three decades of political failure.

“Nearly 30 years after plans were first floated to build a...

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